An Uncomplicated Life Blog: Hummus Crusted Chicken and Turmeric Veggies

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hummus Crusted Chicken and Turmeric Veggies

I saw this recipe on Pinterest and thought it looked delicious. I can't ever follow a recipe without changing it (thus why I can't bake... My alterations don't work with the science of baking!) so here is my version. And I have to say, it was DELISH.

Hummus Crusted Chicken and Turmeric Veggies
- 3-4 chicken breasts
- 2 zucchini (is that plural already? Zucchinis sounds funny, but spell check says it's a word...)
- 1/2 of a medium yellow onion
- 1 yellow squash
- 3T hummus per chicken breast
- 1t paprika
- 4T olive oil
- 1t turmeric
- 1 lemon, sliced
salt and pepper

Always cook with wine. It's far more fun!

Preheat oven to 425. Cut up the veggies into bite sized pieces. Place in the baking dish, and coat with the olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and turmeric.

Salt and pepper the chicken breasts and place on top of the veggies. Spread the hummus evenly over them. Sprinkle the tops of the chicken with with paprika, and place lemon slices over them. Place any remaining lemon slices over the uncovered vegetables.

TIP: If you aren't going to use the whole package of hummus, take what you will use out and put it in a separate bowl. This way, you won't dip the spoon/knife you used on the chicken into hummus that you plan to eat later :)

Bake for 30 minutes. Let the chicken "rest" for another 5 to let the juices set in the chicken before serving. Volia! This is easy enough for a week night meal. Prep time: 10 minutes. Bake time: 30 minutes. You'll go from start to eating in 45 minutes or less!


  1. Zucchini and squash are my absolute favorites. You'll have to visit my parents farm this summer and come pick your own! They are the BEST.

  2. um this sounds amazing. pinned and printed. do you think i could make it and then have it in the fridge for my husband to pop in when he gets home? if i wait to get home to cook dinner, we don't eat until really late and my husband can't handle that lol

  3. yuuuuuummmmm! I am going to have to try this before I start the Whole 30 this month!!

  4. I've got a package of turmeric sitting in my spice drawer that I had no idea what to do with. Problem solved. LOVE that this all cooks up in one dish. Dishes are the primary reason I eat cereal for dinner more often that I am willing to admit...

  5. Yummy! That looks easy enough!! I love zucchini and squash!

  6. sounds and look delicious!!
    I'm like you, too! I can't bake because I am tweaking and I'm definitely not precise with measurements. haha
    Luckily, my husband likes baking so we have a good balance =)

  7. That looks really good, healthy and I already have all those ingredients in my fridge ;-) Love that insiders tip about take the hummus out ahead that you plan on using......oh and when I cook wine is a complete must as well!

  8. Okay, I had to come back and leave another comment. I went home and made this last night. Daaammmmnnn! It was really good. I used baba ghanoush instead of hummus, threw in some asparagus for fun, and used dark meat (because that's all I had). It was one of the best chicken dishes I've ever tasted. *Slow clap...

  9. This sounds delicious, lady! Looking forward to trying it one day soon.

    BTW, my husband is just like you, he constantly changes recipes, where I'm a stickler. Guess who's the baker of the family!

  10. we are totally gonna try this! I love hummus! And chicken! Delicious! Thanks for posting, I pinned it!
    Danielle Greco

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